Maidens in the midst

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Maidens in the midst
Let us exalt His Name together!

In July of 2012, some friends in our precious home group congregated in our basement to pose for pictures from which I would paint. Maidens in the midst and Strength and dignity are two Art Cards that were crudely created from that photo shoot. I say crudely because the letters were crude, created using Watercolor Art Masking Fluid...

The watercolor was painted over the letters. Then, the dried masking fluid was peeled off to reveal the white, cold-pressed, cotton, watercolor paper underneath. It is very difficult to create letters with masking fluid!  You may read the Strength and dignity story here.

The three ladies in Maidens in the midst are Jessie, Sonya, and me, clothed in gowns of praise in a circle of joy! The Psalmist sings, Worship the Lord in holy attire. (Psalm 96:9a) The Hebrew words for attire in this verse is hădârâh’ and means decoration, adornment, beauty and honor and is found in the context of worship. It connotes clothing for the purpose of celebrating and honoring the Lord – like the beautiful flags and clothing that artists create for worship.

The words on the front of the Maidens in the midst Art Card are: Let us exalt His Name together! (from Psalm 68:24-26) The words on the back of the card are:

Praise God in the gathering!
Praise Him in His sanctuary!
The singers go out in front,
the musicians come after
in the midst of the maidens
playing the timbrels!
Psalm 68:24-26

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth!
My soul shall make her boast in the Lord;
the humble shall hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt His name together!
I sought the Lord, and He heard me
and delivered me from all my fears
Psalm 34:1-4

Maidens in the midst is in the Joy Collection at Flower Girl Greetings.com


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Blessings and love in Him,
Beth Ann

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